as the earth groans and arcs
we, in pain with her, hang
in that starry void and can only believe
but still remain alone, for we have not yet died.
each shadow, offspring of a much lighter creature
must hold true to Laws which are (pain).
I would climb, slash-tear open the sky
rend it from horizon to horizon (sever skin)
to open up unknown freedom
and know God is delighted with me.